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Paris Jackson: No one invited me to Janet Jackson’s Billboard awards tribute

Paris Jackson claims no one told her that her aunt Janet Jackson would be feted Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards — though her brother Prince, grandmother Katherine and other family members obviously got invitations because they were there to see the singer receive the prestigious Icon honor.
Janet Jackson accepts the Icon Award during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards Sunday. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) 
Maybe Paris Jackson needs to get managers, because the 20-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson also blamed her them for her absence from the awards show, which was widely noted on social media.
“No one from my mgmt reached out to me about attending billboards or about the award, and no one from my family did either,” Paris Jackson shared on her Instagram Story Monday, People reported. “I had absolutely no idea until y’all spammed with hatred.”
For Janet Jackson’s glittering tribute, the 52-year-old and a team of dancers performed an electrifying version of her mega-hit 1986 hit “Nasty,” after she was introduced by Bruno Mars as the first black woman to ever receive the Icon award.
During her acceptance speech, Jackson also put out a call in support of the Time’s Up movement, saying “I believe that for all the challenges, all of our challenges, we live a great moment in history. It’s a moment that at long last women have made it clear that we will not be controlled, manipulated or abused.”
Paris Jackson being a no-show at the awards show in Las Vegas comes amid reports about drama going on between her and members of her famous extended family.
Last month, the “wild child” took to Instagram to tell certain reportedly worried family members — and the rest of the world — that she’s not having a “serious meltdown” or on a self-destructive path.
“So apparently people think I’m about to die,” Jackson said in a video message, Page Six reported. “My therapist texted me about it laughing though, so that’s good.”
Page Six quoted an unnamed Jackson family member as saying “She’s lost it” after relatives saw some of the antics she has shared over social media in recent months, including a video from March that shows her larking along the ledge of a rooftop restaurant.
But in her video message, Jackson suggested that these supposedly worried relatives haven’t put in the effort to check in and stay in touch. She said, “So I guess to the family members that are talking to all of these news outlets saying they’re worried for me: When is the last time you called me?”
Jackson explained that she is close enough to her 21-year-old brother Prince for him to know she’s fine. “Prince isn’t worried. Why?” she continued. “Because we talk all the time. We hang out. If you’re worried about me, call me.”
On Monday, after addressing her failure to be at her aunt’s tribute, Paris offered a longer message about her current situation with her relatives, essentially saying it’s no one’s business but her own.
“Dear social media followers, friends, stalkers, lovers and haters, and fellow moonwalkers: Please do not tell me/demand/try to control how I handle my relationship with the people in my life, specifically my family,” she wrote.

“As amazing and as (expletive) as things can be, it is no one’s business but ours,” she continued. “However, I am handling my situation exactly how my father did. And I am happy keeping it that way. I will always have love and respect for my family. ALWAYS.”
She concluded, “Every family has their moments of trauma, heartbreak, separation, love, oneness, tribe, pain, everything. EVERY FAMILY. My family, specifically, and a good number of others… well, our drama is broadcasted worldwide through media. But that doesn’t mean our family issues are any different from yours.”

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